February 10, 2011

Banana-Walnut Oat Bran Muffins

I haven't done much cooking this week.  However, today when I noticed two ripening bananas on the counter, I was immediately inspired to bake.  I set out to make some delicious, healthy banana-walnut oat bran muffins.  I began by surfing the web to look at different muffin recipes, and compiled what I liked into one recipe.  The result: a quick-and-easy, perfect, healthy banana-walnut muffin to enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Banana-Walnut Oat Bran Muffins
(makes about 12 muffins)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oat bran
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ripe bananas, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (plus, more to sprinkle on top before baking)
Raw sugar, for tops of muffins (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tins with cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients. Whisk together milk, butter, eggs and vanilla in small bowl. Make a small well in dry ingredients; add wet to dry and mix until combined. Stir in nuts and bananas. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 of the way. Sprinkle tops of muffins with walnuts and raw sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks. 


1 comment:

  1. Yummy, I used whole eggs and still delicious.